Prof Keith Still provides some background to crowd risks, crowd counting and the “behind the scenes” story of the Trump inauguration crowd size, which gave rise to the phrase “alternative facts”.
Far from being a study in insanity, witchcraft laws can tell us about our ancestors’ circumstances and their ways of looking at the world. Find out why we look for witches… and sometimes find them.
Is AI our biggest existential threat, or just naysayers drumming up doomsday scenarios? Well, as usual, it’s a little bit more complicated than that.
For our “QED Fringe” talk this year, Dr Mike Drayton will ask: is it possible to spot lies?
Jeff Forshaw, co-author of Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos with Brian Cox, explains the time before the Big Bang, when the universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom.
August’s speaker event is our increasingly annual Soapbox Special.
Every child grows up singing that classic song about the human body. But whilst they might learn all about what the different human bits are, they’re less likely to learn why they are that way.
This talk aims to introduce listeners to psychological research which provides evidence that gossip is a complex communication tool that we may want to keep, and highlight some of the issues encountered when researching such a controversial topic.